In Memoriam - Glyn Salton-Cox
|In Memoriam – Glyn Salton-Cox
The English Department is devastated to announce the death over the New Year of our colleague Glyn Salton-Cox. To his family, loved ones, and friends here, in his native Britain, and throughout the world, we offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Glyn was a brilliant scholar, a very popular teacher, and the kindest of colleagues.
The Department of English invites you to a commemoration of our colleague Glyn Salton-Cox on Friday, March 3d, 2023.
We will gather in the Faculty Club’s Betty Elings Wells Pavilion at 3:00 pm and then move to the Terrace at 4:00 pm for a reception. Please let us know of any accessibility requests.
English and American Literature from 1650-1789
- Course Number: ENGL 102
Writing 2, or 50, or 109, or English 10 or upper-division standing.
- Advisory Enrollment Information:
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 102
- Quarter: Winter 2017
The Enlightenment Rise of the Novel
The central literary event of the Enlightenment is the emergence of the novel as the most influential literary genre of the modern era. In this course we will study the many different kinds of novels invented in this early epoch of print media entertainment. The early novelists did not think they were writes books merely to distract and entertain their readers. Instead they fashioned novels to enable their readers to question, to know, to discover new and novel things. But rather than creating a separate virtual reality, novels blended reality with fiction in order to probe, engage, know and augment reality.
In this class we will read three important early travel narratives: Behn’s Oroonoko, Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, and Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (along with some early journalism); we will follow with a libertine novel seduction, Foster’s The Coquette, and one of the greatest early gothic thrillers, Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland.
Requirements: class participation, 2 short papers, a midterm and a final.